iPad Pro 9.7 pre-order Time?

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  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    Pre-order date is Thursday 3/24, but what is the time?
     
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  3. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, always midnight PST.
     
  5. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    No it is not. I can't remember which device it was exactly (but it was within the last two years at least), a pre-order started around 6AM pacific time.

    Only iPhone has a exact pre-order time at 12:00



    But I have to say, in most situations, when apple says pre order starts someday, it starts midnight....
     
  6. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    the last couple of releases its been midnight pst
     
  7. redsoxguy676 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if they will do a preorder and pickup in store type thing like they did for the 6s?

    I liked being able to have my device held for me to just walk in and pick up at my local store.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    There is no telling when the exact time is for preorder. There have been times when is was not exactly at midnight.
     
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  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    With it $100 more, it's not going to sell out

    I'd be shocked if you couldn't walked in any Apple Store and easily pick a model
     
  11. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    i doubt it will go out of stock. ill get mine when i wake up.
     
  12. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    A related question: Will preorders be available for pickup only? The website says "order 3/24 available 3/31". In the past I believe it has said "delivered on" and not "available on". I may be reading into it, but this leads me to believe if you want it on the 31st, it's pickup only.
     
  13. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Which means early Friday for me. I can wait for an iPad if I have to.
     
  14. WeemanWise macrumors 6502

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    That was the Apple TV last year. As far as I can recall iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch pre-orders always have started between midnight and 1am Pacific.
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You're reading wrong.
     
  16. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Why not 12:00 PDT since we are now on daylight saving time? 12:00 PST is 1:00 AM, which seems an odd time to open orders.
     
  17. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermine, 2 GB of ram? WTF

    Apple screw you and your pre-order
     
  18. macduke macrumors 604

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    LOL same. What are they even doing?
     
  19. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Apple Watch was 12 AM PST.
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    Thursday I think. I mean that is if you want to get in at the start?
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    It is around the world all at once. It's going to be 12:00 AM in one of the time zones.
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    Not 100% sure. Tim said "Shipping 3/31." Apple uses overnight shipping and aims to deliver the same day they make them available in store (assuming they have stock). Friday has typically been the "big delivery day" on new items lately so I would guess April 1 in stores?
     
  20. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    there are usually 2 cases for pre-orders,
    one is that 'delivery date' is the available date, on which item will be available BOTH in store and at your front door
    the second is that the 'available' date is only shipping date, on which apple ships then the delivery date may vary based on your location, and on that day, the item may or may not be available in store.
     
  21. jlyanks85 macrumors 6502a

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    The ram is really going to be the deal breaker for everybody here? If you have a air 2 maybe, but anything older than that it's a major upgrade still.
     
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    Nope. Plus usually we *hope* for it about then, but sometimes the store locks up and it takes hours after for it to come up and be responsive. If you really want one, be prepared on multiple devices (iPad, iPhone, PC/Mac) to attempt, as sometimes you can get a preorder from the Apple Store app but the website's not quite up yet.

    I don't think it'll be as tough as iPhone 6+ preorder fiasco, but I definitely had to get up at midnight to preorder my iPad Pro and even then, I didn't get the Pencil at launch. (Ended up calling Apple Stores locally daily until someone had a Pencil in stock).
     
  24. MansBestTech macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know when/if it will go on preorder at BB? It just says coming soon on their website. I've got some gift cards I'd like to use...
     

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